REEL CANADA wants to help the next generation of Canadian storytellers find a path to training in the booming Canadian film and television industry.  New studios are opening nation-wide and production volume is rising at unprecedented rates. This means that there are more and more opportunities for young Canadians to find viable careers in the film and TV industry.


The REEL OPPORTUNITIES programme is simple: We bring a film industry professional or college-level instructor to your classroom or school to speak with students directly – completely free of charge!

Many students may not realize that there are literally hundreds of jobs involved in making a film. Through a series of workshops hosted by industry professionals, the REEL OPPORTUNITIES programme exposes young people to exciting new career options and the various paths that lead to them:

From highly specialized post-secondary training to apprenticeships in the trades accessible straight out of high school, the industry caters to a broad range of skills and interests.

If you are a high school teacher in Ontario and would like to host a REEL OPPORTUNITIES workshop for your class, please browse the Career Chart, and get in touch! Workshop guests can provide an overview of film career paths or delve more specifically into an area of your choosing.


Our pilot season of the REEL OPPORTUNITIES programme is fully booked! 

If you would like to request a workshop for the 2020/21 school year, please write us at [email protected]

Career Links for Students

Digital Video Post-Production (part-time) (Ottawa)

Art and Design Fundamentals, full-time (Toronto)

Music Supervision and Consulting, course (Toronto) Animation -3D, full-time (Toronto) Storyboarding, course (Vancouver, BC)

Audio Post-Production, full-time (London)

Screenwriting and Narrative Design, post-graduate (Toronto)

Video Design and Production, full-time (Toronto)

Sound Design and Production, post-graduate (Toronto)

Visual Effects, post-graduate (Toronto)

Special Effects Makeup, continuing education (Toronto) Digital Video Editing, continuing education (Toronto)

Special Effects Makeup Artistry, part-time (Toronto)

Illustration and Concept Art, full-time (Ottawa)

(Centennial College) *This is a very broad department, not a program…there may be particular programs within that you want to pull out and highlight. Costume Production, full-time (London, ON)

Film and Media Production, full-time undergraduate (Toronto)

Film Production, full-time (Toronto)

Film Studies, full-time undergraduate (Toronto) Canadian Film Centre Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TELEFILM Canada Liason of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto Industrial Light and Magic (Vancouver) National Film Board of Canada Telefilm Canada Women in Film and Television Toronto Film Ontario Director’s Guild of Canada  IATSE – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees ACTRA Performers Guild Writers Guild of Canada Film Training Manitoba  Toronto International Film Festival  Vancouver International Film Festival Calgary International Film Festival Atlantic International Film Festival Hot Docs! Canadian International Documentary Festival imagine NATIVE Film Festival Whistler Film Festival (Whistler, BC) Edmonton International Film Festival (Edmonton, AB) Dreamspeakers International Film Festival (Edmonton, AB) Regina International Film Festival (Regina, SK) Yorkton Film Festival (Yorkton, SK) Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (Winnipeg, MB) Gimli Film Festival (Gimli, MB) Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival (Ottawa, ON) Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa, ON) Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Sudbury, ON) Windsor International Film Festival (Windsor, ON) Southwestern International Film Festival (Sarnia, ON) Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal, QC) Festival de nouveau cinema (Montreal, QC) The Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival (Halifax, NS) St John’s International Women’s Film Festival (St John’s, NL) Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Moncton, NB) Charlottetown Film Festival (Charlottetown, PE) Yellowknife International Film Festival (Yellowknife, NWT) Available Light Film Festival (Whitehorse, YT) IMDB Independent Filmmaker Project Variety  Cinespace (Toronto) Pinewood (Toronto) Vancouver Film Studios Canadian Motion Picture Park Studios (Burnaby, BC) Northern Ontario Film Studios

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